A young married woman probes the death of her husband in Milchman's evocative debut set in New York's Adirondack Mountains. Nora Hamilton awakens one winter morning to discover that her husband, Brendan, has inexplicably taken his own life. Through her haze of grief, Nora finds herself wondering why Brendan--who seemed so happy in both his home and work life--would take such a final, drastic step. Questioning Brendan's family and fellow police officers leads Nora to the belief that she is being stonewalled. What dreadful secrets is the town of Wedeskyull hiding? Riveting.